AN UNUSUAL WAY TO CHILL
“At my home in Chicago, and actually at my home in Florida too, I have a zero-entry pool,” Serenity’s owner says. “I did that for my kids when they were young. It’s an easy way to get in the pool and splash around.” Those pools start at about 1-inch deep and progress to deeper water, like a beach — a feature he wanted to re-create abaft the outdoor dining area on Serenity’s top deck. About 15 feet of the deck’s after section includes a 6-inch, drop-down step. “That area can be filled up with water,” he says. “You just keep your chaise lounges right there in the water.” In that space, as well as in other parts of the sun deck and other decks, he added misters to enhance the cooling effect. “I think I have about 40 misters on my boat,” the owner says. “When you’re sitting in this little plunge-pool area on your chaise lounge, the misters take water and atomize it really fine and mist you. That will drop the temperature roughly 10 to 15 degrees. I have them over the hot tub and other areas of the sun deck too. I got that idea because I was golfing and my cart had a little mister in it, and it was amazing.”
The owner plans to use Serenity with his family in the Bahamas and Caribbean, where having several ways to stay cool is key.